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NORMA Group expands water management production in the United States
Lithia Springs, USA / Woodland Hills, USA, May 5, 2023 – NORMA Group expands its production capacities for water management solutions. Its US subsidiary NDS, a specialist for irrigation and stormwater management, has opened a new plant on May 4. The site is located in Lithia Springs, Georgia, near Atlanta. At the new plant, NORMA Group manufactures access boxes for irrigation systems and stormwater products.
NORMA Group’s CEO Miguel Ángel López Borrego said at the opening ceremony: “The scarcity of water in various parts of the world makes it imperative to manage this resource responsibly. We expect to grow our water management business globally both in absolute volume and in the share of our Group sales.”
The new Lithia Springs plant has a manufacturing space of 10,900 square meters. Initially, it will operate with 40 employees; the number is expected to rise to 120 over the next three years. The products manufactured at the Lithia Springs plant will be sold to various customers in the wholesale and retail channel.
“This new plant marks a further milestone in our global expansion of the water management business,” said Samir Shah, President Americas and responsible for the global water management business at NORMA Group. Mike Gummeson, President NDS, added: “The plant design focuses on product quality, throughput, automation and flexibility. This will enable us to effectively support our planned growth while ensuring the highest quality products and service levels for our customers.”
NORMA Group has been expanding into the water management business since 2012, especially via acquisitions such as NDS in 2014. In 2022, NORMA Group generated 24 percent of its Group sales of around EUR 1.2 billion with water management products.
NDS irrigation systems enable contractors and private homeowners to use water more efficiently. For example, their drip irrigation systems can save up to 70 percent water compared to conventional irrigation.
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NORMA Group is an international market leader in engineered and standardized joining and fluid-handling technology. With around 8,700 employees, NORMA Group supplies customers in over 100 countries with more than 40,000 product solutions. NORMA Group supports its customers and business partners in responding to global challenges such as climate change and the increasing scarcity of resources. NORMA Group’s products help reduce emissions harmful to the climate and use water more efficiently. Its innovative joining solutions are used in water supply, irrigation and drainage systems, vehicles with conventional and alternative drive systems, ships and aircraft, as well as buildings. NORMA Group generated sales of around EUR 1.2 billion in 2022. The company has a global network of 27 production sites and numerous sales offices in Europe, North, Central and South America and the Asia-Pacific region. Its headquarters are located in Maintal near Frankfurt/Main. NORMA Group SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the regulated market (Prime Standard) and is a member of the SDAX.